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Jesus Was Healing The Sick With Cannabis, Researchers Discover

Scientific research suggests that Jesus Christ may have been an avid marijuana user who used the plant to heal sick people. Experts suggest that …

Cannabis

46 Surprising Cat Facts That'll Make You Say "Wow"

What a bunch of cute little weirdos.<p>1. Your average house cat's genetic roots can be found in the Middle East. In a 2007 study, researchers found that house cats shared a the majority of their DNA with wildcats found in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.<p>2. White cats are …

Navy SEAL Under Fire For Moonlighting As Porn Actor

His porn-star wife says he was just helping her career.<p>The wife of a decorated Navy SEAL under military investigation for moonlighting as a porn star said he was just helping her career and shouldn’t be sanctioned.<p>Joseph John Schmidt III, a Navy chief special warfare officer who has spent 23 years …

Jewels

Female Gladiators Were A Part Of The Lure Of The Roman Arena Too

Although their existence is often overlooked, female gladiators fought, died and could even win their freedom from the Roman arena.<p>In films like <i>Gladiator</i>, the depiction of Roman fighters within the Colosseum or the myriad other amphitheaters around the Mediterranean that hosted gladiatorial shows …

This Tank Collector Stumbled Upon $2.4 Million in Gold in an Ex-Army Tank

The ex-Iraqi Army tank was hiding a surprise in its diesel fuel tanks.<p>A tank collector in the United Kingdom was in for a surprise when he and his mechanic opened one of his tank's diesel fuel tanks. Inside were gold bars totaling approximately $2.4 million dollars.<p>The tank came into possession of …

Nobody believed man got run over by a deer on April Fools'; video proves it

Tired and ready for bed, Cary McCook waved goodbye to his friend who dropped him off in front of his hotel when he saw a large shadow coming his …

What Breed Farts the Most and Other Things to Know on Dog Farting Awareness Day

Everybody farts, your dogs too. Passing gas is not a human invention.<p>The issue is that pups can’t tell us in plain words what is troubling them, …

Pets

Girl Found Living With Monkeys in Indian Forest

LUCKNOW, India — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.<p>The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and …

Monkeys

Low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancer, research says

<b>(CNN) —</b> An aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer.<p>Yin Cao, an instructor in the Medicine, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General …

Biomedicine

This video of 2 cats ringing bells for treats is purrfect

Ring a bell get a treat. It’s a concept as old as Pavlov himself, perhaps owing to the fact that he coined it.<p>Anyway, hey would you look at these two …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

ear-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie Heaven Is for Real, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited …

British Tabloids Jump On Reports Of Shape-Shifting UFOs

Reminder: Most UFO sightings are eventually explained away as natural or man-made objects.<p>If some British tabloids are to be believed, UFOs have been lighting up the British skies these days, as if the night skies were an immense Christmas tree.<p>As reported in The Express, “thousands of people …

How Long Sex Lasts for Most Couples

A new survey has found the average length of both foreplay and intercourse for people in relationships.<p><i>(Top photo: Pixabay, via)</i><p><i>This article first appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>How long do you spend having sex? Probably varies, doesn't it. Probably depends on how wound up you are, or how much you've had to …

This handicapped goldfish in a tiny wheelchair will melt your heart

Pet goldfish may not live long, but that doesn’t mean their owners don’t care about them. Some people will try anything to make their fish …

New study: Less than 1 hour of cycling per week slows aging

A study published Tuesday in the medical journal <i>Cell Metabolism</i> shows that cycling three times a week in short, high-intensity bursts for a total of …

A Very Clever Dog Visits a Pet Store to Choose, Pay For and Carry Out His Own Treats Out to the Car

While shopping in a pet food store, a very clever border collie was allowed by his human to pick out his own treats. Upon reaching the register, the …

Humans had never captured 4 wild snow leopards on camera before this moment

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• BBC America's docuseries "Planet Earth II" just premiered in the US.</b><b><br>• The "Mountains" episode features four wild snow leopards on camera for the first time ever.</b> <b><br>• Producer Justin Anderson told INSIDER how his team got the footage.</b><p>Scientists say there are as few as 3,500 snow …

Leopards

Marijuana Sasquatch Crashes Meteorologist's Live Report

We're forecasting HIGH winds.<p>A pot shop owner in Springfield, Massachusetts, is getting a big hit of viral buzz after dressing up as a marijuana Sasquatch and crashing a live TV weather report.<p>Dave Mech runs Potco, a gardening supply store catering to cannabis cultivators. One of his promotional …

Cannabis

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Archaeology

Report: MLB testing a new radical extra-inning rule in rookie ball to shorten games

Rob Manfred and Major League Baseball have a revolutionary idea to shorten extra-inning games<p>MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has time and again …

Baseball

Why is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

Most kids who dream of becoming a professional monster hunter end up choosing a more practical path. Not Steve Feltham. When he was 24 years old, the …

Area Man Accused of Giving Entire Church Congregation Weed Cookies

Blazin' it for Jesus.<p>If you want to spice up your church time, maybe find a way that doesn't involve edibles.<p><i>IndyStar</i> reports that 74-year-old Brian Jones brought cookies to the 9:15 service last May at his church, St. John's Apostle Catholic Church in Bloomington, Indiana. Oh, and said cookies …

UFO Spotted: A couple reveals seeing cops and a jet plane following a UFO in California! - IBTimes India

According to the woman's statement to Mutual UFO Network investigators, the movement of the UFO was being tracked by the police from the ground, …

Your life really does flash before your eyes before you die, study suggests

Your life really does flash before your eyes when you die, a study suggests - with the parts of the brain that store memories last to be affected as other functions fail.<p>Research on those who have had "near death" experiences suggests that the phenomenon rarely involves flashbacks in chronological …

The fascinating science behind Ouija boards

You’re sleeping over at your best friend’s house, and there’s nothing much to do. <i>Saturday Night Live</i> is a repeat, and sneaking out of the house is …

Paranormal

Zoos have Twitter battle to find the cutest animal

In tough political times, when there is turmoil all over the world and everyone seems divided, it is important to choose your battles.<p>These zoos have the right idea, fighting to prove they have the cutest newborn creature.<p>It all began when the Smithsonian's National Zoo welcomed a new seal pup, and …